The action of various alloys: 440C steel, M-50 steel, Pyrowear 675, Cronidur 30 and Ti(4Al,4Mn); the effect of decradation inhibitors: mono- and diphospha-s-triazines, diphosphatetraazacyclooctatetraene, phosphate esters, phosphate/ diester rust inhibiting mixtures, and a phosphine were evaluated in two poly(hexafluoropropene oxide) fluids (143AC and 16256). The degradation promoting action of the ferrous alloys in 16256 fluid were comparable; Ti(4Al,4Mn) alloy was significantly more detrimental. The overall rating of the additives was: phosphates (greater than) phosphate/diester mixture (greater than) phosphine (greater than or equal to) phospha-s-triazines. The 16256 fluid was less responsive to additive inhibition than 143AC. Phosphate esters were fully effective over 24 hour exposure in the 16256/440C steel and the 16256/Ti(4Al,4Mn) systems at 330 C. In general, the phosphine was less effective in the presence of ferrous alloys than the phosphates and phospha-s-triazines.